Jess Clarke

Bio: Jess Clarke

Jess Clarke is a writer, performer, and organizer from Oakland, California. They’ve been on the frontlines and in the back offices of justice struggles for the last half-century. From organizing a cultural center in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in the 1980’s, doing solidarity with the Zapatistas in the 90s, editing Race, Poverty & the Environment in…

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Mother from Another…

“Mother from Another…” is a story from Jess Clarke’s grand opus, “Imagining Liberation.” This episode takes place in Mendocino, California in 1970. The narrator is 13 years old. Listen to the audio above or check out the video below. Imagining Liberation follows a nonbinary Irish-Catholic kid through the permutations of their identity through the decades. The…

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San Bernardino Groups Take on Warehouse Pollution

“These diesel trucks are going to go in our neighborhoods, regardless if you’re in Bloomington, Jurupa Valley, Fontana.

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Radical Visions, Possible Worlds

A panel discussion with Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein Moderated by Scott Kurashige

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The Lie of Growth and the Power of the Small— Vandana Shiva and Gopal Dayaneni

  “The growing “bio-economy” is based on control, manipulation and commodification of life… things like microbial factories that are producing industrial food products, that will make fuels and pharmaceuticals, seeds and now even species.” —Gopal Dayaneni

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Bertha Lewis – The New Majority

Interview with Bertha Lewis By B. Jesse Clarke Bertha Lewis is president and founder of the New York-based action think tank, Black Institute and former president and chief organizer for the community organizing group, ACORN. A veteran organizer and powerful public speaker, Bertha has been organizing since the 1980s. The following is an excerpt from…

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